Most of Legends League’s competitive fans are disappointed with the 2022 format. Since the competition was modified in the last edition, criticism of Riot Games have been constant. The reason is the imbalance of the matches in the first phase of the tournament. The strongest teams in the world must face rivals with a much lower level than those found in their domestic competition, passing over them in most cases.
The less competitive competition of League of Legends
This situation results in generalized boredom in the first phase. Beyond the drought of competitions and the initial interest in seeing the great stars of the Legends International again, there are not many reasons to hook the matches. G2 eSports, RNG and T1 have passed round without losing a single game . A situation not very different from last year. Then, the LPL champion was undefeated from the Liguilla, while Mad Lions and Dwg Kia only lost a map.
However, The final result is not even the biggest problem and it is almost more worrying how it gets to it.
The comparison of the average duration of the items, provided that the metajuego remains constant, is the best scale to calculate the equality of the teams in a competition. While the sets of the three major leagues took an average of almost 33 minutes to win each game in their regions, the MSI meetings took 6.5 minutes less. This means that victories occur much faster . The inevitable conclusion is that the first minutes mark the encounter in almost all cases without incognito about what the result will be.
The inevitable conclusion is that the first minutes mark the encounter in almost all cases without incognito about what the result will be. Throughout everything that has elapsed MSI 2022 ten clashes have exceeded 30 minutes. This little review does not serve to improve opinion on the format that should be the second largest League of Legends competition. Only two of the ten games with a duration of more than half an hour correspond to meetings between uneven teams . We define as disappeared confrontations those in which a team that would obtain the direct square to Worlds against one that would have to go through the play-in.
- The four clashes between Evil Geniuses and G2 eSports
- The two clashes between Detonation and Saigon Buffalo
- A confrontation between evil geniuses and orders
- A confrontation between detonation and team aze
* A confrontation between Istambul Wildcats and PSG Talon
* A confrontation between PSG Talon and RNG
In response to the data, it is difficult to take the opposite to the League of Legends community. The format only has two possible defenses. On the one hand, you can claim the possibility of taking place a great surprise and, on the other, the fact that smaller regions can see their favorite players compete against great teams. The first argument has a hard time supporting. The only “Wildcard” team that managed to advance groups in an international tournament was Albus Nox Luna , which succeeded in the 2016 Worlds when this format did not exist and only two sets of the minor regions stepped on the World Cup. It is true that we magnify Pentanet’s feat in MSI 2021, but it only took place thanks to the absence of the VCS.
As for what the fans of the minor regions want, we cannot talk to them. However, it is assumed that they would prefer that measures were taken to protect their talent and create a strong world ecosystem instead of receiving the caramel of letting them play against Faker once a year if the raffle determines it. Koldo , a player of which he is part of the Koi squad for the next Super League, said that of defeats as bulky as those suffered by these teams it is impossible to learn anything. In general, we all lose. League of Legends has very few international tournaments throughout the year to be so interesting
Data extracted from goal.gg and analyzed independently.